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Vehicle Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design utilizes threads to allow for removal and reattachment, as well as easy cleaning.
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Rochelle, John Rugeley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for 'buckles for harness or other purposes, adapted for connection to a strap or billet without sewing." (lines 6-8)Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: November 25, 1879
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for an improved design related to reversible steam-engines meant to economize the space required by the engine and to provide a firm foundation that will allow it to be portable.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Kriebel, Hosea K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head, of the transverse pivot-pin in the top of the draw-head, the coupling-pin provided with a longitudinal slot engaging said pivot-pin, and the weights mounted on said pivot-pin and adapted to bear on the end of the link" (lines 76-81).
Date: October 22, 1889
Creator: Hodges, Clemont Clay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings, more especially of that class known as 'swing-pins;' and the object of the invention is to provide a swinging weight which will press the pin normally into operative position, and which will also support the link" (lines 7-12).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Bass, Alonzo T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Group of Hispanic Church Attendees]

Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic church goers in front of their place of worship. The group consists of children in the front dressed in suits and light dresses, men in the back on the left side of the image dressed in dark suits, and women on the right side of the image wearing light dresses and floral sun hats. In front of the children there is a sign that is handwritten in Spanish. The church behind the group is a simple, one-room light brick building with one window at the front and three at the side. There is a wooden bench at the front of the church next to the group of people. Above the church power lines are connected to the roof close to the chimney. This image is mounted on gray cardboard.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for an improved, multi-piece harness-buckle that is attachable without the need of sewing, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 12, 1878
Creator: Carnes, William J., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to make a car-coupler in which the link shall cause the pin to drop within it, which can be coupled or uncoupled from the side or top of cars without danger to the brake[people], and which is provided with means for lifting the link of cars with lower draw-heads" (lines 11-17).
Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Testard, Adrian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pie-Plate Lifter

Description: Patent for a pie plate lifter used to handle pie plates or other utensils should they be too hot. Illustrations included.
Date: April 20, 1909
Creator: Blue, Henry L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Tie.

Description: Patent for a railroad tie made of sand and cement and threaded with barbed wire.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Joynt, Dudley Layng
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Couch-Bed.

Description: Patent for a couch-bed, which can be folded out into a single or double bed or have a reclining back on the couch. It also has a shelf pullout for use as bedside table that is stored in the bottom of the couch.
Date: December 1, 1908
Creator: Hunter, Emily
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton chopper, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: McGillivray, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of Mexican Presbyterian Church in Gonzales, Texas. The building is white with wood siding and pointed-arch windows. On the right side of the structure is a three-story tower. Trees and other wooden buildings surround the church. A telephone pole stands on the corner opposite the church. Bushes and tress are in the foreground of the photo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of Mexican Presbyterian Church in Gonzales, Texas. The building is white with wood siding and pointed-arch windows. On the left side of the structure is a three-story tower. Trees and bushes surround the area. On the right in front of the church is another white building with wood siding and a white picket fence. Behind the church on the left is a gray, wooden structure. A telephone pole stands on the opposite corner in front of the church.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of Mexican Presbyterian Church in Gonzales, Texas. The building is white with wood siding and pointed-arch windows. On the left side of the structure is a three-story tower. Trees and bushes surround the area. Two automobiles are parked on the side of the gravel road in front of the church.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[School Children in Gonzales, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Hispanic school children in Gonzales, Texas standing in a group for a class picture. The children are all dressed in semi-formal attire; the girls are wearing light dresses, shirts and skirts, and the boys are wearing light shirts and matching dress pants with belts. Behind the group trees are visible as well as a small part of a white house. The photograph has a black decorative border around it and handwriting on the bottom that reads, "FiBidev. Gon. 1936". There is also handwriting on the back that reads, "Gonzales DVBS- 1936" and "6". There is a stamp at the top of the back that reads, "Trlica Studio Headquarters For School Supplies Gonzales, Texas".
Date: 1936
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary